Failure to Signal Seeds Weed Arrest: Police Blotter

Turn signal violation nets weed arrest, and New Lenox Police investigate a trio of criminal damage to property complaints.


Traffic violation nets pot arrest

Jeffrey Puttkammer, 18, of the 200 block of Somerset Street, was stopped in his car for failure to use a turn signal at Central Road and Gear Road. He was ticketed for the traffic violation, but police found more. According to the report, police discovered he had a small amount of marijuana in his possession along with drug equipment.

He was arrested and posted bond.


Christmas decorations damaged

Police say a complaint was filed from a resident in the 800 block of Grand Mesa Lane after homeowners discovered that someone had cut the lights on Christmas decorations.

Mailbox damaged

Police are investigating a complaint from someone in the 2800 block of Shannon Lane. According to the report, someone damaged the mailbox.


Decorations targeted

Police say someone from the 1500 block of Bayhill Road filed a criminal damage to property complaint after discovering that their outdoor Christmas lights had been cut.

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Michele V December 05, 2012 at 03:10 PM
I'd love to see more people ticketed for failing to signal. Half the town would be pulled over.
Kim McGann December 05, 2012 at 05:17 PM
just a thought here. the damage to the christmas lights could be cause by rabbits. they cut a very precise cut and it looks like vandalism. Were the wires cut low to the ground. i have two trees out right now due to "wascal Wabbits" . they mutilated one of my strings on some low bushes several years ago after a heavy snow. they burrowed in and ate away.
Ann Piasecki December 05, 2012 at 07:48 PM
Hi Kim; Thanks for sharing that tidbit.
DJ December 05, 2012 at 11:47 PM
I have two Basset Hounds. No "wascal wabbits" in the yard. The neighbors want to borrow them.
Phantom Pain December 06, 2012 at 04:43 AM
I am with you Michele, turn signals seem to be rarely used in these parts. This was more a case of NL cops age profiling. I know 2 teens who have been pulled over for having an air freshner, and one for having thier graduation tassle hanging from thier rear view mirror. I know some people think this is great, I think it sucks.
Mrs. Featherbottom December 07, 2012 at 04:39 AM
Small amount of marijuana? What a waste of our tax dollars.


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